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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Italian - Major


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The purpose of the Italian Major Program is to educate students to think and perceive rationally and critically. This education includes reading and thinking; learning about literary and cultural movements; and making connections between the primarily aesthetic literary artifacts of the culture and its political, social, and economic history.

Through the Emerson Foreign Language Laboratory, students are trained to use new learning and technology media at all language levels to allow them to communicate effectively in the world. Likewise, they are encouraged to prepare themselves philosophically and practically to make linkages between the major and other academic disciplines.

The student majoring in Italian will learn about the world of ideas and letters, past and present. This training strongly encourages at least one semester of study abroad; one year is recommended. The cohesive, integrated program of foreign language, culture, and literature courses ensures maximum proficiency in the target language.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Italian Course Requirements


  • 9 courses in Italian (3 credits each), starting at the 102 level or higher

plus

  • 3 labs are required (1 credit each); other labs are optional
  •   plus

  • Credits: 3
  • The Senior Experience for Italian majors culminates with a senior seminar, ITL 400, that encourages students to develop further scholarly and critical thinking, including current theoretical discussions in the academy.
     

    Note:

    • Classes taught in English do not count toward NYSED certification in teaching the target language.

Italian Study Abroad Programs


  • One semester of study abroad is highly recommended:

In affiliation with the Università degli Studi `G. d’Annunzio, and the Conservatorio Luisa D’Annunzio, Nazareth University offers its own academic year abroad program in Pescara, Italy. Italian majors and non-majors alike may take advantage of the extensive program of courses offered during the fall, spring and summer. Courses taken at the Università and the Conservatorio of Music may vary in intensity, and can be taken from any of the departments: Literature and Philosophy, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Economics, Political Science and Music. Students are fully integrated into Italian life. Activities and field trips are organized, and students in the program can expect to participate regularly in social and cultural events with Italian college students. Students interested in the combined study of Italian and business are encouraged to do a business internship in Pescara in a local business setting organized in conjunction with the Pescara Chamber of Commerce. Students majoring in music are encouraged to do an internship with the Conservatorio L. D’Annunzio.

In affiliation with the Santa Reparata International School of Arts (SRISA), Nazareth University offers its own academic year abroad in Florence, Italy. Students majoring or minoring in Art, Studio Art, International Studies and History are encouraged to take advantage of the extensive number of courses offered at SRISA.

Sample Program for Italian Majors


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 PEQ (3) 3
FYS - PEQ (1) 3 PEQ (4) 3
Science PEQ plus lab (2) 4 PEQ (5) 3
ITL 201 Intermediate Italian I      3 ITL 202 Intermediate Italian II   3
ITL 201L Lab Intermediate Italian I   1 ITL 202L Lab Intermediate Italian II   1
Health & Wellness 0    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ITL 203 Italian Cultures I   3 ITL 204 Italian Cultures II   3
PEQ (6) 3 PEQ (8) 3
PEQ (7) 3 Electives 3
Liberal Arts Credits 6 Liberal Arts Credits 3
    DEIB/Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Study Abroad - coursework may include: 15 Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 3
     *Experiential Learning (EL) Pathway 0 Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3
     *PEQ(s)   Italian courses (300 level or higher) 6
     *300 level Italian coursework   Liberal Arts Credits 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0    
Italian courses (300 level or higher) 3 ITL 400 Italian Senior Seminar   3
Liberal Arts or Elective Credits 12 Italian courses (300 level or higher) 3
*students must complete 90 liberal arts credits   Liberal Arts or Elective Credits 9
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15

 

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